NHS win award for film
An innovative film which the police use to train their officers to gather more evidence on crimes of a sexual nature has won a Royal Television Society award.
The short animated film‘Trauma and the Brain’, created by NHS Lanarkshire’s Ending Violence and Abuse (EVA) Service, won the best in animation and visual effects category.
The film explains the physiological and psychological impact abuse or violent assault can have on a person and how it can result in them having difficulty recalling information.
For those attempting to gather evidence, this can present challenges and in worse case scenarios can see victims perceived as unreliable.
However the film explains how to recognise trauma and help the victim recover to a point where they are able to give police more information.
Ann Hayne, NHS Lanarkshire gender-based violence manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this award. It was clearly a popular choice with one person describing it as the‘most important piece of work on the night’.”